Filing a Report or Complaint

The decision to file a formal report with law enforcement or a complaint with UCOP about sexual violence and sexual assault is a personal choice.

For UCOP, the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is available to help you understand your options and the resources available, whether you decide to report or not. (Staff at the UCPath Center can access the UC Riverside FSAP.) Talking to an FSAP representative can help you make the decision that’s right for you and it does not constitute filing an official report about sexual violence. The details of your experience won’t be shared with anyone without your permission. This chart shows reporting options and what to expect.

Options Will my information be confidential? Can I request a forensic medical exam? Will there be an investigation? Will there be disciplinary action for the accused?
Formal report with the Title IX officer (sexual harassment officer)
(510) 987-0104
Your privacy will be protected to the greatest legal extent possible. Some UC personnel involved in your case will have access to your information, and your name may be shared with the accused if there’s an investigation. Yes, you can ask for a referral to have a forensic medical exam. In some cases, physical evidence may assist an investigation. It depends on the information given and facts of the situation. In many cases, there is an investigation. Possibly, depending on the findings of an investigation.
Police report Your name won’t be disclosed, if you request that it remain confidential. However, be aware that if the case advances to a court trial, your name would be included in court records, which are public documents. Yes, you can ask for a referral to have a forensic medical exam. In some cases, physical evidence may assist an investigation. It depends on the information given and facts of the situation. In many cases, there is an investigation. Possibly, depending on the findings of an investigation.
Anonymous reporting Yes Yes, you can ask for a referral to have a forensic medical exam. Depends on the information given. Depends on the information given.

Filing a report with law enforcement

All crimes in progress should be reported to 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

If you or someone you know has experienced any form of sexual violence, including sexual assault or rape, you are strongly encouraged to report the incident to your local police department, as follows:

  • For all Oakland-based UCOP offices, contact UC Berkeley Police Department: (510) 642-3333
  • For non-emergency incidents in Oakland (outside of UCOP offices), contact Oakland City Police Department: (510) 777-3333
  • In Sacramento, contact Sacramento Police Department: (916) 808-5471
  • In Washington, D.C., contact the Metropolitan Police Department Sexual Assault Unit: (202) 727-3700
  • In Riverside (for UC Path employees), contact Riverside Sheriff's Department: (951) 776-1099

Filing a complaint with UCOP

While this is a personal choice, we encourage the reporting of all incidents of sexual violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, to UCOP’s Title IX Officer, 510-987-0104.

You can choose to remain anonymous in making a report. Anonymous reporting happens when you do not disclose your name or the identities of the other parties involved, nor request any specific action. Depending on what information is shared, action by the university may be limited. The Title IX Officer will determine appropriate next steps as required by relevant laws and policies.